Who’s ready for more great NBA jerseys from Nike?
The NBA and its official apparel partner announced Wednesday they are adding another uniform option for teams that made the playoffs last season.
In what will be some variant of team’s City or Statement Edition uniforms, the Earned Edition uniforms will debut on Christmas, but they will be available for purchase starting Dec. 19.
Now, let’s take a look at which of these jerseys are the best.
From water … to ice ❄️
Introducing our 2018-19 Earned Edition Uniform → https://t.co/ZjUdxY04VW #BeTheFight pic.twitter.com/XPTIL9HKFF
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs)
This uniform is last mostly because the color scheme is supposed to pay tribute to the “icy weather Cleveland fans brave to support their Cavs throughout winter.” That weather is probably part of the reason it’s hard for free agents to come to the Cavaliers. Why celebrate it now?
Earned Edition, Spurs.
O que acharam? pic.twitter.com/QYUGANQgL5
— Spurs Brasil (@spurs_brasil)
I get the reason behind the camo jerseys, but they just don’t look quite right and they appear to be pixilated. Just way too much blah going on here.
A closer look at the new Earned Edition… 🔥🔴#DCFamily pic.twitter.com/mNFc6vSDz1
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards)
The red helps these pop out better than the City Edition jersey, and it makes the marble panel on the side look even better.
It’s back. pic.twitter.com/cZ4VLRXRuB
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder)
These are a slight upgrade from the Statement Edition jerseys the Thunder have. And the orange base looks good, but it’s still a lot of orange.
The stars around the numbers on the front isn’t a bad look. But with another version of these already in gray, it feels like we missed out on having something more fun.
Full details on the Earned Edition Jerseys and sign up to be notified when they go on sale at https://t.co/2ki7LvqSKC pic.twitter.com/sbJTzL27Ai
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks)
If something was going on with the trim around the sleeves and the neck, these would look a lot better. But despite having some flare, they fall short of their full potential.
Earned, not given.
Parquet debut 12/25
Retail drop on 12/19 pic.twitter.com/BjKuT3xAkg
— Boston Celtics (@celtics)
A green base with the gold from this year’s City jerseys works well. And when you’re paying homage to the Larry Bird warm-ups he won the three-point contest in, it’s hard to miss.
#Rockets Earned Edition uniforms to debut on Xmas Day and for sale on 12/19! The uniform highlights the team’s traditional red base and includes crimson as an accent color. Each of last year’s 16 playoff teams gets an Earned Edition uniform. 📝: https://t.co/hxRqutuir5 pic.twitter.com/zFSnxjwkPP
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets)
Combining crimson with the Rockets’ traditional shade of red could have been overkill, but it works out perfect.
New Raptors “earned” edition Nike Jersey 🔥
Thoughts ? pic.twitter.com/m2cof2X5dG
— Raptors Nation™ (@WeTheNorth__)
Because we needed some more red jerseys. And the way North is stylized on the chest always looks nice.
Making the playoffs pays off.
After making the 2018 postseason, the #Pacers are one of 16 teams able to rock a @Nike NBA Earned Edition uniform.
Details: https://t.co/UHh3mVZEKP pic.twitter.com/DXyOrBe61a
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers)
These have a feel like the old jerseys Reggie Miller used to wear, but with just a touch more pizzazz.
The Pelicans were rewarded with a Nike NBA Earned Edition uniform for being a playoff team last season. The uniform will debut on 12/29 when the Pelicans host the Rockets at the Smoothie King Center. #doitBIG
PHOTOS 📸: https://t.co/Gx7HZDHXQb pic.twitter.com/6k3oY2ft2o
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA)
Any jersey that is inspired by Mardi Gras will likely turn out well. There are probably some exceptions, but this ain’t one of them.
Of all the uniforms that go without a team name or geographic location on the front, these make it work the best.
Introducing the Nike NBA Earned Edition Jersey pic.twitter.com/kyw2I5PmVL
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors)
How can you not like The Town jerseys?
3. Trail Blazers
We earned this together: https://t.co/rDbfOWwE6X#RipCity pic.twitter.com/ZRMzHD48gE
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers)
Great call flipping the color scheme from last season’s City Edition uniforms. Black trim on the sleeves might have made these even better, but having it just around the neck works well too.
A playoff berth earned us these 🕊 🕊🕊
Get yours 12/19.https://t.co/eD0a45uQ9z pic.twitter.com/8zbykiTJBs
— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves)
They can’t be as clean as the Prince City Edition jerseys, but they get the job done. Having these in addition to those black uniforms is a perfect call.
Hard to keep something this vice a secret. 🤫 #SunsetVice
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT)
Are you serious? I need 10 of these. And seven of those 10 need to be Dwyane Wade jerseys just so I could have the option of wearing the pink Miami Vice Wade jersey every day of the week just to make sure everybody who knows me sees me at least one time in the pink Miami Vice Wade jersey.
Check out more photos of each uniform here.